The project-oriented research at the Weierstrass Institute is characterized by combining the mathematical disciplines of analysis, stochastics and numerics. This combination has great potential for solving complex applied problems. The institute aids in solving current societal challenges, such as the reliable extraction of information from large datasets or the suitable consideration of uncertainties in describing processes.



The institute dedicates itself to fundamental mathematical research as well as the development of algorithms and scientific software. During the problem-solving process, mathematical models of physical and technological systems are designed that properly capture observed phenomena, thereby providing access to highly developed mathematical analysis. At WIAS the phases of the solving process are repeated and coordinated until an optimal solution is found.


Mathematical Core Areas

The WIAS is organised in eight research groups specializing in different mathematical techniques and methods. Additional temporary teams are created as the need arises. The core areas of mathematical research are the analysis and numerics of partial differential equations, and stochastics.


Cooperation and Consulting

Modern applied mathematical methods are a fundamental resource and driving force for technological and economic development around the world. The rapid development of computer technology and mathematically based numerical methods are making it possible to numerically simulate ever more complex engineering, medical, economic and environmental problems.

At the WIAS excellent fundamental research is combined with years of experience in cooperating successfully with partners in the widest possible mix of application fields. The institute is therefore a recognized expert in the solution of complex economic, scientific, and technical problems by means of mathematical modeling and numerical simulation.



IOM and TROPOS Leipzig together with WIAS organize Leibniz MMS Days 2018
The annual meeting of the Leibniz Network “Mathematical Modelling and Simulation” (MMS) will take place from February 28 to March 2, 2018 in Leipzig.


Paper on modeling of quantum light sources published in Physical Review B
The paper describes a novel approach for the simulation of quantum optical semiconductor devices.


Upcoming Event
Wednesday, 28.02.2018, 15.15 (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Dr. M. Egert, Université de Paris-Sud, Frankreich:
How half-order time derivatives help us to better understand parabolic equations

further events


Research Assistant Position (18/02)
Development, mathematical analysis or implementation of numerical methods for flow and transport problems

Sachbearbeiter/in Finanzen (18/03)
Sachbearbeiter/in Finanzen

Fremdsprachensekretär/in – Teamassistent/in (18/05)
Fremdsprachensekretär/in – der FG „Partielle Differentialgleichungen“

Senior IT Specialist (18/06)
Senior IT Specialist